Nicolas Cage’s diverse film career has led him down many paths, some have led him to winning an Oscar and playing a superhero, and others are little more off the beaten path, such as his latest performance in the new comedy “Army of One” as a man told by God to capture Osama bin Laden. Loosely based on a GQ story, the film follows ex-con and handyman Gary Faulkner as he learns from a vision of God (played by Russell Brand) that he must go to Pakistan and capture bin Laden. The film co-stars Wendi McLendon-Covey (“Bridesmaids”), Rainn Wilson (“The Office”), Ken Marino (“Party Down”), Denis O’Hare (“True Blood”) and Paul Scheer (“The League”). Watch the trailer for the film below.
This will be the fifth film Cage has appeared in this year. The others are the crime film “The Trust,” Paul Schrader’s “Dog Eat Dog,” which premiered in the Directors’ Fortnight section of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Oliver Stone’s “Snowden,” and Mario van Peebles’ “USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage,” which will be released on VOD this Friday October 14th.
The film is co-written by Rajiv Joseph, Pulitzer Prize finalist for his play “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo,” and directed by Larry Charles. Charles is best known as a staff writer on the first five seasons of “Seinfeld,” and later for directing three films starring Sasha Baron Cohen: “Borat,” “Brüno,” and “The Dictator.” He also directed the Bill Maher documentary “Religulous.”
“Army of One” will be available on digital HD November 4th and on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and on demand November 15th from Dimension Films and Anchor Bay Entertainment.